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Custodial Sentence Reduced on Appeal
PF v William Kenneth Russell Mr Russell pled guilty to assaulting his wife, subject to a bail aggravation and also to a domestic abuse aggravation. He has successfully appealed to lower his custodial sentence. In July of 2017 he was sentenced to complete a Community Payback...
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Custodial Sentence Quashed Following an Appeal
HMA v Joseph Llewellyn Mr Llewellyn has had his appeal against sentence granted and as a result his custodial sentence has been quashed. The appellant was sentenced to 18 months detention after being convicted of assault but has had his custodial sentence quashed...
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Appeal Against Conviction Rejected
HMA v Allan Ferguson Mr Ferguson, who claimed that evidence of the complainer’s distress in a rape case was too remote to corroborate her account of lack of consent, has had an appeal against his conviction rejected. The appellant claimed that this was due to the fact...
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Successful Appeal Against Conviction
HMA V Ricky Taylor Mr Taylor has successfully appealed against his conviction after being convicted of an offence under s5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2009, coercing another into being present during sexual activity. It was alleged the appellant repeatedly exposed himself...
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Appeal Against Conviction Rejected
HMA V Sandra Dennie Ms Dennie has had her appeal against conviction rejected at the appeal court. Ms Dennie pled not guilty but after Trial the jury found her guilty of assault to a woman’s severe injury and permanent disfigurement by repeatedly punching and kicking her...
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Misdirection Of Jury Appeal Refused
HMA V Mohammed Maqsood 2018 The absence of a reasonable belief of consent does not require to be proved by corroborated evidence in a rape case the High Court has ruled. There is also no direction on this matter necessary the appeal court has ruled unless it is a live issue...
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Miscarriage of Justice Appeal Refused
HMA V James Hyslop Mr Hyslop who criticised the Sheriff for allowing late CCTV evidence has had his appeal against conviction refused by the appeal court. He was found guilty of attacking a man with a meat cleaver and therefore of assaulting the man to his severe injury. Mr...
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Excessive Sentence of 6 Years Reduced to 3 Years on Appeal
HMA v David Glass Mr Glass who was convicted of four charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices in December of 2017 after a trial at Dundee Sheriff Court had his appeal against conviction rejected. However he was successful in relation to reducing the custodial...
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Sentence Reduced On Appeal
PF v Thomas Flannigan An appellant has successfully appealed his sentence and received a reduction in his custodial sentence. Mr Flannigan appealed against his sentence in relation to a statutory breach of the peace. The appellant pled guilty at the Trial diet and was...
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Appeal Against Abusive Act Refused On Appeal
PF v Sean Murphy Mr Sean Murphy was ordered to complete a community payback order as a disposal after threatening to share intimate images of his former partner. He appealed the decision but this was rejected by the Sheriff Appeal Court. The appeal sheriffs did not...
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